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Community of Faith. This year’s institute examines ways in which human beings become aware of their need for salvation, with emphasis on the diversity of the church. How does the diversity of the church contribute to our experience of salvation in history? How does the community of faith mediate salvation in the world? This weekend will draw on Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium. Presenter: Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Ph.D. Information: (785)243-4428 or email:

PLACE: Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
DATES: June 4-6, 2018
DESCRIPTION: The 2018 Summer Institute for Catholic Educational and Formational Leadership addresses “The Journey of Spiritual Leadership” and features New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond. To be a leader in Catholic education or formation is to be a spiritual leader. The Institute explores how leaders grow spiritually, become more aware of God’s grace, highlight gifts in others, and build faith communities. It concludes with lunch at a classic New Orleans restaurant.

PLACE: Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
DATES: June 18-23, 2018
DESCRIPTION: A New Orleans immersion experience for high school students. FaithActs Summer Youth Theology Institute, a 5-day residential institute at Loyola for rising high school juniors and seniors, focuses on creation and faith’s implications for creation. The Institute gathers participants from around the country and around the world to reflect theologically, grow spiritually, and discern vocationally through this immersion into a city marked by such religious, environmental, historical, and cultural richness.

PLACE: The Oratory Center for Spirituality, Rock Hill, SC
DATES: July 15-20, 2018
DESCRIPTION: Summer Bible Institute. Presenters: Old Testament: Fr. Garrett Galvin, ofm. Topic: A Franciscan View of Kings. New Testament: Fr. George Smiga. Topic: Surprise, Shock and Gospel: The Parables of Jesus. Morning and Evening sessions. Rooms with meals available. Both courses: $175; single course: $90. $20/session. Room and Board: $250. All facilities air - conditioned. CEUs available. Write: Summer Bible Institute. The Oratory, PO Box 11586, Rock Hill, SC 29731-1586. Email:


PLACE: Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN
DATES: Year round
DESCRIPTION: The Sisters of Providence welcome individuals and groups to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods to deepen their faith and spend time in prayerful contemplation. Pilgrims can renew their spirit at the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and other sacred spaces. They can also wander through the beautiful grounds where she once walked. The eighth American saint, her story of faith, courage, and love continues to inspire many. Contact Sister Jan Craven at or (812)535-2925.

PLACE: Hotel Giotto near the Basilica of San Francesco, Assisi, Italy
DATES: Nov. 30-Dec. 6. 2018
DESCRIPTION: Ninth Annual Pilgrimage Retreat: Begin your 2018 Advent prayer in the hills and valleys of Umbria, seeking the parables of the season. Our pilgrimage experience is spacious, with prayer and communal gatherings, and open time for meditation, creative journaling, and visiting sacred sites. Facilitators : Marianne Hieb, RSM, Helen Owens, OSF and Staff. Presented by: Lourdes Wellness, a Division of Lourdes Health System in Camden NJ. Call (856)869-8190 or email: for brochure, for more information and to register.


PLACE: Mercy Center, Colorado Springs, CO
DATES: July 2- Aug. 3, 2018
DESCRIPTION: Spiritual Directors Training/Renewal Program (39 CEUs available) Spiritual direction involves a process of God and self-revelation to another person. God is to be met in all circumstances of life. Spiritual direction deals with a person’s relationship with God and the ramifications in life of this relationship and the conversion process. The director helps the directee to note and interpret the significant movements, counter movements, and changes in his or her inner daily experiences. The director also helps the directee to move with and act upon the experiences of consolation and to endure with patience the unavoidable experiences of desolation. The summer institute is an opportunity to learn, develop and renew skills necessary to practice the art of spiritual direction. The institute is designed to examine various methodologies such as Myers-Briggs, enneagram, dreams and Mandala and integrate them as tools for spiritual direction. The experiential sessions combine lecture, peer supervision and role/real play. Dreams, Archetypes, Mandala Art Expressions and Assessment, Compulsions and Vices and Family and Church System Dysfunctions and Addictions and Recovery Mandala Exploration/Integration: Personal and Professional Assessment. or call (719)633-2302.

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